Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The Marion Lions Club will be selling brooms and mops at Mountain Glory Festival.   Wisk brooms, toy brooms and 2 sizes of house brooms will be available.   All funds raised will assist the seeing impaired of McDowell County.

Mountain Glory Festival is sponsoring the annual “Best Dressed Pet Contest” at the Family Stage on the courthouse lawn.  The contest will be at 10:30 AM.  It is open to everyone.  Pets must be restrained or on a leash.  No pre-registration required.  Mt Glory Festival is sponsored by the City of Marion.  Festival information is available at  

The 34th Annual Mountain Glory Festival has spaces for local craft artisans.   Application deadline is September 22.  The festival is October 14 in Downtown Marion. Applications are available at or call 652-2215  Mountain Glory Festival is officially sponsored by the City of Marion. 

Greenlee DAR  is sponsoring The "Warm up from the Inside Out," a project that runs through September.  Donations of new socks, underwear, fleece wear, gloves, jackets and winter caps will be collected and then distributed to local schools for needy students.  Collection boxes will be at the public schools and at the public libraries.  If you wish for your donation to go to a specific school, just make the donation there. 

The McDowell Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting their 6th annual “Walk for Life fundraiser, Saturday September 23rd at the YMCA greenway.  Registration begins at 8:30.  For more information visit their website at or call 652-7676 Monday through Thursday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

There is assistance available for people with Medicare who have limited incomes and resources. If they qualify, they can receive assistance with premiums, deductibles and co-payments for their prescriptions. If someone has a monthly income below $1,508 as an individual or $2,030 as a married couple living together and assets lower than $13,820 as an individual or $27,600 as a married couple living together, they can visit their local Social Security office, call Social Security toll free at 1-800-772-1213, visit, or request an extra help assistance application by contacting SHIIP.  You may also contact your local SHIIP Coordinating Site McDowell Senior Center 828-659-0821